General Crime

* Joseph Stanley Duran III was convicted of killing Angelo Hurst in in Fairfield

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A Solano County Superior Court jury convicted a former Vacaville  man this morning of first-degree murder in connection with a shooting into and at an occupied vehicle from a van three years ago in Vacaville. The jury convicted Joseph Stanley Duran III, 21, of killing 19-year-old Angelo Hurst of Vacaville, willful and premeditated attempted murder of Brandon Boyd and attempted murder of 21-year-old Xavier Montano on June 20, 2007, Deputy District Attorney Krishna Abrams said. Boyd was not injured and Montano was shot in the leg. Duran also was convicted of two other counts of attempted murder, shooting into an occupied motor vehicle and numerous enhancements alleging personal use of a gun. He faces life in prison without parole on the murder charge
because of an enhancement alleging Duran fired from a vehicle, Abrams said. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 24. Vacaville police said Hurst was not the intended target. The shooting happened around 9:45 p.m. at Village Court near Cambridge Drive. Trial testimony indicated Duran intended to shoot Boyd because of a fight they had earlier on the day of the shooting. Duran fled in the van after the shooting and was arrested in Mexico a year later. Abrams said the jury deliberated for less than five hours Wednesday and this morning before returning its verdict at 11:45 a.m.
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